ASPCA Euthanizes Oreo, The Dog Who Survived Being Thrown From a Rooftop

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Oreo, a one-year-old pit-bull mix who this past summer survived being thrown from a New York City rooftop, has been euthanized. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) released a somber statement that Oreo was put down on Friday, November 13.

“It was a difficult decision to make, and one that was based on the welfare of Oreo,” Dr. Stephen Zawistowski, the ASPCA’s National Programs and Science Advisor. The abuse that Oreo suffered in her short life, it seems, was insurmountable. On June 18, Oreo was beaten by her owner, 19-year-old Fabian Henderson, who threw her from a six-story building, as reported in the New York Daily News. “Neighbors reported hearing the sounds of the dog being beaten for at least 20-30 minutes — and the dog whimpering as a consequence,” the ASPCA said in its statement.
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Perth's Newest Primate: "Don't Palm Us Off!"

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Perth’s is calling on the community to take action in a campaign to mandate the labelling of palm oil on all food products. The call-to-action came today as a four-week-old critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan, made her debut. The as-yet-unnamed female orangutan was born at 10:40am on 20 October to 39-year-old mother, Puteri. The infant weighed just under 2 kg at birth.The mother and her newborn were given some private time together before being introduced to the public.

Perth Zoo Exotics Curator Leif Cocks said Puteri and the infant are doing extremely well.“Puteri adores the baby, cradling and feeding her when she is hungry or appears to need reassurance,” Mr Cocks said.
“The baby is now hanging onto Puteri without assistance and is strong and alert.”Perth Zoo is a world leader in breeding Sumatran Orangutans and has bred 27 Sumatran Orangutans since 1970. Mother Puteri was the first of the 27 orangutans born at the Zoo.

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Perth's Newest Primate: "Don't Palm Us Off!"

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Perth’s is calling on the community to take action in a campaign to mandate the labelling of palm oil on all food products. The call-to-action came today as a four-week-old critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan, made her debut. The as-yet-unnamed female orangutan was born at 10:40am on 20 October to 39-year-old mother, Puteri. The infant weighed just under 2 kg at birth.The mother and her newborn were given some private time together before being introduced to the public.

Perth Zoo Exotics Curator Leif Cocks said Puteri and the infant are doing extremely well.“Puteri adores the baby, cradling and feeding her when she is hungry or appears to need reassurance,” Mr Cocks said.
“The baby is now hanging onto Puteri without assistance and is strong and alert.”Perth Zoo is a world leader in breeding Sumatran Orangutans and has bred 27 Sumatran Orangutans since 1970. Mother Puteri was the first of the 27 orangutans born at the Zoo.

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Georgia Mascot Uga VII Dies At Age 4

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No matter what college football team you support, this is sad news. Uga VII, the four-year-old English bulldog who has walked the University of Georgia sidelines every game since last year’s season opener, died yesterday, reports CNN.
The purebred pup’s death is attributed to heart-related causes and took everyone by surprise, including his owner, Frank “Sonny” Seiler. “We are all in a state of shock,” Seiler said on the University’s athletics Web site, georgiadogs.com. “We had no warning whatsoever.
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